By By FRANCES D'EMILIOAssociated Press
ROME (AP) - Italian Premier Mario Monti will make a speech to the nation saying whether he plans to run for election, a Cabinet minister said Sunday.
Monti is an economist who heads a non-elected government of technocrats that was appointed to put
By By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Diet Pepsi is quietly changing its sweetener ahead of a major rebranding of the soft drink set for next month.
The change comes as PepsiCo Inc. looks to reinvigorate its namesake brands after losing market share to Coca-Cola Co. in
By By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - On the road and in financial markets, it pays to ask somebody with a good sense of direction.
Two years ago, most of Wall Street's economists believed interest rates had bottomed out. But not Priya Misra, a top investment strategist at
By By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHAssociated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - The Palestinian premier called on his people Sunday to boycott Israeli products, the latest step in an economic battle between Palestinians and Israelis spurred by the Palestinians' status upgrade last month at the United
By By The Associated Press
TOKYO (AP) - Many in Japan are hoping that the landslide victory of the opposition Liberal Democrats and trouncing of the Democratic Party in Sunday's parliamentary election will help the country break out of a 20-year economic slump. Here is a summary of the
By By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - China's new Communist Party leaders are promising reforms aimed at reducing reliance on exports and more spending if needed to prop up a shaky economic recovery.
In the first statement of their economic goals since taking power in November
By By MALCOLM FOSTERAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - After leading his conservative party to a landslide victory that will bring it back to power after a three-year hiatus, Shinzo Abe stressed Monday that the road ahead will not be easy as he tries to revive Japan's sputtering economy and
By By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
FRIANT, Calif. (AP) - Two cowboys on horses pushed cattle across an expanse of golden hills overgrown with tall grasses and oak trees, up an unpaved road toward another pasture.
From the Sierra Nevada foothills, the cattle will be sent for processing into
By By DEE-ANN DURBINAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - The federal government is expanding an investigation into floor mats that interfere with pedals in Ford, Mercury and Lincoln cars.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was initially investigating 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan
By By JOSHUA FREEDAP Business Writer
United Airlines pilots have agreed to a new joint union contract, bringing the airline closer to finalizing its merger with Continental.
The new four-year contract, which includes raises averaging 43 percent and bigger retirement contributions, covers those